With renewed intent, stand firm in heart-centered goodness where no man is an island but all are truly one. Though these times call for extraordinary fortitude in mind, body, and spirit, do not forget your oneness with everything. With the ability to feel the greater oneness of all humanity, in humbleness, accept the inevitable. At the same time, stay strong and intent upon the true healing capacity of the human spirit to overcome all adversity and to evolve. In extraordinary times, do not lose touch with the most extraordinary of virtues, that of compassion.
Intend the change so desired and with certainty act as if it has already occurred. In this manner ingrain in body and mind, in every action, the new you; the you long envisioned now alive and interactive. In every move you make, in every step you take, act as if you are the changed self. Pretty soon you’ll notice that the changed self, so longed for, has actually come to pass, been there all along, just waiting for you to invite it to participate in life. Now isn’t that magical?
Every being upon this planet is exposed to the identical pressure of Earth in radical transition. The term transition highlights the growth potential that accompanies the obvious destructive side effects of these far reaching changes.
This pressure, or egalitarian touch of the Spirit, offers all beings an opportunity to evolve. How we interpret this pressure will determine how we respond to this opportunity, which is presented equally to all.
As individual humans we are beings of two minds, the mind of everyday life and the mind of the Spirit. The everyday mind is largely of extrinsic origin, being the product of the internalized forces of socialization. Though experienced as deeply personal, this is the judging mind of the internal dialogue that tells us who we are and what is what, according to our deeply internalized party line.
The fixation of everyone’s everyday mind is an overarching concern about the self, or by extension, me and mine. That mind interprets the world through the narrow narcissistic lens of being offended, or validated, by all the actions of others, or simply by the world-at-large. At present, the world is being treated to a mighty reflection of this everyday mind, as mirrored by world leadership.
As the Earth proceeds along her mighty path of transformation, it becomes increasingly obvious that the dominance of the everyday mind is headed for extinction, at least in its current form. How can this self-serving approach to reality possibly survive the absolute necessity of a more comprehensive concern for the survival of the entire planet?
The mind of the Spirit is directly linked to the deeper truth of Earth’s profound transformation. However, this knowing of the Spirit is largely veiled by the mind of everyday life, with its fixation of total energy and attention placed upon its self-centered, worrisome, everyday concerns. From its perspective, my survival, regardless of altruistic verbiage and activity, is as far as it can really see.
The mind of Spirit speaks softly but honestly beneath the dense layers of the everyday mind. Shocks in the everyday flow of life, such as the tragic untimely death of Kobe Bryant, offer glimpses of Spirit. The far greater outer calamities of the Earth are also messengers of Spirit, inviting a wider audience to hear its truths, as evidenced in the current coronavirus.
Fascinating to watch how quickly the everyday mind restores itself following its rupture by knocks of the Spirit. In Piaget’s nomenclature, assimilation that refuses to accommodate the greater truth is not real adaptation. At best, it’s a temporary sand fortress, soon to be dissolved by the next wave.
Finally, Spirit offers the highest form of adventure. To ride honestly, with knowledge of our transience, and being respectful of our temporary home, while we simultaneously thoroughly take the journey of preparation for the next leap in our journey, is the true path of heart.
This is the call of our Spirit now, our true evolutionary destiny. And Spirit is an equal opportunity employer. All who turn to it in earnest are immediately hired, on a true mission from the Universe.
It takes a long time to change, for real change is an evolutionary process. Have patience with yourself and the world around you as you enact change in your life, one incremental step at a time, knowing that each day change is in your power. It is your most solemn duty as a warrior. It is your most healing balm, your road to freedom. Enact change, one day and one step at a time, and with the patience of a warrior carry on, certain of your goal, for a warrior always keeps the goal clearly in mind, patiently.
When there is a natural ending there may be sadness, perhaps regret, a sense of loss, but also awareness that all things change, that time passes, bringing with it the changes of natural evolution, and awareness that nothing ever stays the same. As a year soon comes to its natural end, let your heart look forward with joy for new opportunities, let your mind be still knowing there is a new chance to change the self at the deepest level, another leap forward into new life on the horizon. With calmness begin each day as if it were always the first new day of a new year, and in so doing be always in the energy of change, and in the potential of something awesome. You are certainly well worth it!